A gazebo, a bier garten, a pizza and cake buffet, and the Texas Hill Country backdrop — this springtime wedding has my heart palpitating with glee. Loads of DIY projects went into this wedding and all the love and care totally shows. Plus, this couple's community totally came together to get it all ready. Don't miss their special kind of reception dance to "Teach Your Children Well," too!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of outdoor posts.
Not everyone dreams of slogging for seven miles of muddy obstacle terrain in a big dress on their wedding day, but this bride knew it would be a bad-ass memory. She and her groom trekked the Super Spartan Race for 7.1 miles in their heavy, hot finery, to end on a romantic ceremony covered head-to-toe in mud. Ah, dirty dirty love.
This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, and the cocktail — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got the perfect adult summer camp: lawn games, a beer truck, tents, and a s'mores bar. Oh, and two of the cutest skateboarding and crafting couples this side of Camp North Star.
This pair were already super psyched to get married, but having the ceremony at a cystic fibrosis walk (which is close to the bride's heart), made it all the more personal and amazing. Don't miss the groom's day-glow green suit, the bride's grandmother's dress that she remade to her own design, and the super funny ribbon "cutting" ceremony. Get ready to feel like happy gooey butter after seeing this wedding.
Autumn weddings. Rainy day weddings. We love 'em all, and Dan and Daisy's wedding last October was both. They got married on a beautifully drizzly autumn day at a Virginia vineyard, surrounded by pumpkins, dogs, and family. (Sigh. I just love photos of mama brides getting ready with their kiddos!)
Feast your eyes on this California wedding with a handmade hooded steampunk dress, a gorgeous, feathered brooch bouquet, Game of Thrones cake toppers, hot air balloon centerpieces, and lots of steampunk garb. But the sweetest elements are the "family band" that brought both sides together, and the family's first dance. So many little girls flying through the air!
You know those weddings where you just end up grinning like a damn fool because everyone just looks glowing with happiness and gratefulness and someone walks by and thinks you're watching something naughty? Yeah, well, this is that kind of wedding. Get ready to look very silly laughing and crying at adorable guitar-playing dads, top hat- (and ice cream-) wearing couples, inflatable horse and pool noodle jousts, giant Jenga, tear-jerking ceremony songs… and I can't even fit it all in here!
Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.
It be Talk Like a Pirate Day again, me hearties, and Offbeat Bride readers can always be counted on to give us amazing pirate-themed weddings. This year we've got amazing handmade pirate garb, historical dances, necklaces instead of rings, and even a released mini Kraken. Strap on yer boots, ye landlubber, and take a look.
A painted mailbox, an adorably awkward bride/grandfather walk down the aisle, and a top-your-own doughnut bar — oh hell yeah, this wedding is Fun City. This wedding also has one of the funniest moments we've read about in awhile. Let's just say there was a really big mix-up in locations.